I started this blog to be able to share my restaurant adventures with my friends and other fellow foodies.
Another aspect was in hopes to give some exposure to local businesses.
However, recently I have noticed other “SCV Food Blogs” that are writing rave reviews about places that “we” the local foodies know are just horrible places to eat at. Then as I browse their sites a little more, I noticed that they are running their blogs as a public relations business…so that means that “those” reviews are bought and paid for by the restaurant. I mean, at one of those places, I got an Eggo Waffle Tart! Yeah, you read that right…
In my book? That doesn’t seem sincere. Fail!
So, let me clarify…all of the reviews you read about here are 110% sincere. I can’t be bought. I’m not running this blog as a business, I don’t work in PR, I’m not running a hustle on the side, and this blog is more of a public service. It also serves as an online food journal where I can document experiences with friends, great meals, horrible meals, and my travels.
Thankfully, I have a full time job (teaching children) that keeps me busy and provides me with enough money to be able to enjoy some decent meals around town (Santa Clarita) and in Los Angeles. None of the meals that I have blogged about so far have been “free in exchange for a glowing blog entry” if you catch my drift. I don’t go in there and announce myself! I am just like any other customer when I go out and eat at places. In fact, I’m usually a very hungry customer.
If I am ever offered a meal “on the house” because they hope I will blog about it, then I will definitely let you all know, and trust me, it wont affect my opinion.
After all, tomatoes are gross, free or not – amiright?
110% Sincere Reviews.
Based on my personal experiences.